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Deferred Prosecution

Federal Judge Rips Prosecutors For Letting Corporate Lawbreakers Off Easy

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business

A federal judge, disgusted by cushy deals that allow lawbreaking corporate bosses to avoid jail time, used a ruling in a little-known corruption case ...

Chasing MorganChase

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

As a result of JPMorgan Chase's reappearance in the news (thanks to its criminal activities,) a number of readers have written asking me to explain how deferred prosecutions work and what happens to a corporation that fails to follow the terms of its deferred prosecution.

Health Issues at Root of Swollen Jails and Prisons; Solutions are in Diversion Programs

Dr. Timothy P. Condon | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Dr. Timothy P. Condon

The immense volume of people flooding criminal justice systems in the U.S. demands effective policy responses from governments at all levels. Effective diversion models need to be shared widely and expanded.

Still Crazy After All These Years

Michael G. Winston | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
Michael G. Winston

They are still not listening. President Obama's DOJ claims that prosecutors can't indict and convict financial executives just because they behaved badly; greed, they say, is not a crime. True enough. However, together with other witnesses, I alleged fraud, not greed, and that is a crime.

Sweetheart Deferred Prosecution Deals for Swiss Banks

Russell Mokhiber | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Russell Mokhiber

Major Swiss banks were positioning themselves last week to survive a U.S. Justice Department criminal probe for sheltering wealthy American tax dodgers. (Translation: Prepare the deferred prosecution agreements.)

"I Am From the Government... I Am Here to Help You"

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Greta Van Susteren

I wonder if President Obama realizes what he did with that executive order -- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. He may get some Hispanic votes but if you stop and think about it, he sure didn't help them.

How About 'Mr. Victim?'

Brandon L. Garrett | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Brandon L. Garrett

Hundreds of trillions of dollars in trades rely on those rates -- so do student loans, mortgages and credit cards. Who is following the money?

Give Criminal Aliens a Second Chance

Bill Ong Hing | Posted 12.03.2011 | Crime
Bill Ong Hing

With great fanfare last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced the arrest of some 3,000 convicted "criminal aliens" during a it...

Federal Prosecutors Take Softer Approach To Corporate Crime

The New York Times | GRETCHEN MORGENSON and LOUISE STORY | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

As the financial storm brewed in the summer of 2008 and institutions feared for their survival, a bit of good news bubbled through large banks and the...

Marcus Baram

SEC Cuts A Deal With Company Accused Of Bribery | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.17.2011 | Business

Welcome to "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday Americans. Though the...